Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Postby TheGreatAstroDane [OP] » February 4th 2021, 8:24pm

Hi everybody,

Is it possible to swap the steering wheel and gear shifter from a 1995 (old model) with a steering wheel and gear shifter from a 1996 or newer (newer model)? Without the Tow/Haul funktion.

Thanks in advance

Peter
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Re: Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Postby chevymaher » February 4th 2021, 9:16pm

One is mechanical linkage the other is a cable.

But with a cutting torch and welder and a small group of dedicated people anything is possible.
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Re: Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Postby icebrrg3rd » February 5th 2021, 7:30pm

You also might have issues with the airbag, it might have different connectors, sensors, etc, as the interior changed over between 95 & 96.

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Re: Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Postby dramey » February 5th 2021, 9:02pm

I think 96-98 didn't have the tow button. I think it was the 99 model that changed the transfer case from the Borg Warner to the New Process. I know my 97 doesn't have the tow button.
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Re: Old gear shifter VS new gear shifter

Postby TheGreatAstroDane [OP] » February 15th 2021, 1:18pm

Thanks for your replies everybody. Seems to be a too big job compared to the outcome.

Have a great day and thanks once again.

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